BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) – Ed Orgeron's coaching resumé is pretty well known around the country but not much is known about his religious life.
However, LSU's head football coach – "Coach O" – and his wife Kelly shared glimpses into their walk of faith amid his demanding career path during the
2017 Louisiana Pastors' Legislative Briefing co-sponsored by the Louisiana Family Forum and Louisiana Baptists' Office of Public Policy in the Old
State Capitol in Baton Rouge.
Orgeron, asked whether he had a "coach" in life during an informal interview with Gary Borgstede, executive pastor and chief administrative officer of
the Church of the King in Mandeville, smiled in response.
"No question. Number one, my wife ... and Number two, Pastor Jacob and Pastor Steve," Orgeron said.
Jacob Aranza is pastor of the multisite Our Savior's Church based in Lafayette who once served as chaplain for the New Orleans Saints; Steve Robinson
is pastor of the multisite Church of the King based in Mandeville.
While Orgeron made his statement somewhat to get a laugh, he made it clear during his exchanges with Borgstede that his wife is a strong spiritual
influence on him and their family.
Using a mixture of humor and serious reflections, Orgeron described Kelly's strength of faith in the context of his failed bid to get the USC Trojans
head coaching job in 2013 and his subsequent hiring by the LSU Tigers in 2016.
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